First Nations call for more say in park system at national conference
'Indigenous protected areas reach their full potential when there are people in them, taking care of them'
Giving Indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week.
First Nations leaders and officials from the federal and provincial governments will review proposals that could give more legal weight to protected areas designated by bands, said Steve Nitah, a delegate to the Canadian Parks Conference being held over four days starting Wednesday in Banff.
Mar 08, 2017
India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works.
In Kaziranga, a national park in north-eastern India, rangers shoot people to protect rhinos.
Feb 12, 2017
View from the Termite Mound.
Susanna Nordlund's blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.
Minister Maghembe Declares War on the Maasai of Loliondo - The dry season became catastrophic. There were more meetings by the RC’s committee.
Herders were shot by Senapa rangers. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism made a declaration that the land had to be taken - flanked by OBC’s journalists. The councillors protested the minister’s declaration. The situation is terrifying.
Jan 30, 2017
Leaked WWF report on the Baka in Cameroon.
“Many cases of abuse and human rights violations are reported by the communities”
Earlier this week, Survival International announced that it has received a leaked copy of a 2015 WWF report into the impact of its conservation activities in Cameroon on the Baka indigenous peoples. WWF had previously denied the existence of the report.
Jan 26, 2017
Human rights abuses complaint against WWF to be investigated by OECD.
In unprecedented move, OECD will look into allegations that world’s largest conservation organisation facilitated abuse of Baka people of Cameroon.
Jan 05, 2017
Top Guatemalan beauty spot mired in indigenous rights conflict.
Dispute over major tourist attraction and conservation area is tearing local communities apart.
Dec 18, 2016
Hunting must be regarded as a human right for indigenous and tribal peoples.
Hunting remains a vital means of subsistence and is central to many communities’ identities, so why should they require permission to hunt?
Dec 16, 2016
Vicious Media Campaign for the Renewal of the 1,500 km2 Land Grab Threat in Loliondo.
Vicious media campaign and aborted visit by the PM.
Dec 12, 2016